The AFIP/ARP Atlases of Pathology Past, Present, and Future
The AFIP (Armed Forces Institute of Pathology) Atlases (Fascicles) have been in continuous publication for nearly 75 years and have enjoyed a highly regarded reputation for their excellence. Throughout this time period, more than 130 volumes, encompassing the 1st to 4th series have been published. Since their inception in the 1940’s, the Fascicles have evolved from loose-leafed atlases illustrated with black and white images, to hardbound monographs with full color images and expansion of scope, including relevant clinical information, cytopathology, and the most recent advances in immunohistochemistry and molecular diagnostics. Each of the volumes undergoes a rigorous review process by the Editor-in-Chief, Associate Editors, members of the Editorial Advisory Board, and external reviewers. The 5th series, under the editorial direction of Drs. Elizabeth Montgomery and Jason Hornick, is well underway and will include an Epub version and a virtual slide box, in addition to the hardbound book. The Atlases of Nontumor Pathology will also continue to be published. With the closure of the AFIP in 2011, the American Registry of Pathology (ARP) has assumed full responsibility for the publication of both the Tumor and Nontumor Fascicles.